Thibaut + Elena | Our Lady of Grace and ZaZa Gardens

Ever since I first met with Elena and Thibaut, I was so stoked about their wedding, which blended their cultures and heritage in the most amazing way. These two know how to throw a party and how to ensure their guests have amazing food and drink to enjoy throughout the night.

Their wedding day turned out to be an exceptionally hot and sticky early summer day…

(yes…I am that behind in my blogging. Y’all, I really don’t like to blog. I’m going to say it again and again, but I do love sharing my clients’ wedding days – it’s the words that are a problem. I guess it’s good I’m a photographer and not a writer.)

…but they handled it with grace. Elena had a gorgeous paper fan to help keep her cool as she mingled with guests, and later in the evening, the newlyweds offered their guests delectable gelato served from a trendy cart from South Alamode. It was the perfect treat for such a warm Texas night.

Other notable details that I adored were Elena’s Parisian map-inspired Christian Louboutin’s, the custom paper picado throughout ZaZa Gardens, and the amazing croquembouche made by Susana Mijares of Délice Chocolatier. For the uninitiated (that was me before this wedding!), a croquembouche is “a French dessert consisting of choux pastry balls piled into a cone and bound with threads of caramel. In Italy and France, it is often served at weddings, baptisms and first communions.”

Their whole day was full of personal touches and exceptional thought and care that really transformed the lovely ZaZa Gardens into their own special memory to share with their family and friends. I feel so lucky to know this couple and have been able to witness this special day for them.

Congratulations, Thibaut + Elena!

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Church: Our Lady of Grace
Reception Venue: ZaZa Gardens
Catering: Absolutely Delicious
Cake: Délice
Gelato Cart: South Alamode Gelato & Panini Company
Entertainment: Cutting Edge Entertainment
Floral Design: Flowers by Beverly
Bridal Makeup: Makeup by Kim Ramirez


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